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    Our Top 5 campsites in Cornwall (and we've tried a few!)

    When we started writing this blog post Summer had well and truly arrived in Cornwall and we were in the middle of a heatwave! Fast forward a week as we prepare to publish the post and it's pouring down and we're wrapped in blankets! Just a typical Cornish Summer then! treen farm top campsites cornwall  Despite this seasonal unpredictability Team Treffry have been busy thinking about their summer holidays and many of us enjoy dusting off the tents and pitching up on a campsite. Even just for a weekend away, camping is really fun and relaxing for all ages. We’ve put together a list of the top 5 campsites we recommend when you’re visiting Cornwall this summer: treen farm top campsites cornwall by poppy treffry  First up is Treen Farm Campsite, right on the Coast Path, near to Penzance and boasting spectacular sea views stretching from the Lizard Peninsula to the Isles of Scilly. It’s great for the outdoors types, with lots of walking, cycling and surfing activities nearby. Next, on to Highertown Farm Campsite near Lansallos, within easy reach of the charming coastal villages and towns of Polperro, Fowey and Looe. Run by the National Trust, it is one of their greenest campsites and perfect for the natural campers as there are no formal pitches, you get to choose your own spot. This campsite has the best view from the wash station in our opinion! highertown farm campsite top campsites cornwall by Poppy Treffry No guide to the top campsites in Cornwall is complete without mentioning longtime favourite Trevedra Farm, located a mile from Lands End, which is as far west as you can go on the mainland. With a popular onsite café and shop, there’s no need for cooking yourself, unless you really want to! It is also a working farm and for 2017 they've upgraded the wash rooms and shower blocks, even better! Close to pretty, Cornish secluded beaches, there are also amazing sunsets from the site. Sunset from Trevedra farm campsites cornwall For those perhaps not as keen on pitching their own canvas there's Coastal valley camp and crafts, situated near to Porth, Newquay. It’s located in a hidden unspoilt valley location and they have a range of wooden lodges as well as a fully restored 1956 Airstream caravan, which we think is really cool! There are also camping pitches for the more traditional campers amongst you! During the high season you can take part in the craft activities on site - we know how much some of you hate to be away from crafting! Activities on offer include silk painting, vintage glamping sewing crafts, painting classes, decoupage art, fun with recycling, bush craft and weaving classes.Coastal vallery campers campsites in cornwall vintage airstream  And last, but by no means least, in our list of top campsites in Cornwall, moving further up the Cornish coast on the outskirts of Bude, we love Bude Meadows Touring Park. The nearest beach is Widemouth Bay, which is popular for surfers and families. The site itself boasts games areas, a shop, a heated pool and a bar. You're also well placed for the Bude sea pool at Summerleaze which is a partially man made natural swimming pool, and a brilliant safe spot to swim with the kids if you don't fancy the sea. Bude sea pool campsites in cornwall poppy treffry So whether you prefer natural camping, hiring an airstream or letting someone else do the cooking, there are 100s of different campsites to explore on your next visit to Cornwall and this was our roundup of our top 5. And remember, no visit to Cornwall is complete without a little trip to the Poppy Treffry shops in Padstow or St Ives! Hope to see you soon!

    This blog post was written by Karen Davey who manages the Poppy Treffry shop in Padstow. Campsites were road-tested by various members of Team Treffry who will stop at nothing to show you much there is to enjoy in Cornwall!

    A night at Bedruthan hotel

    Here's a little blog post bought to you by Faye from the team, all about a special night at the Bedruthan hotel (oooh!!).the view from our room the view from our room.

    So, last week I had the very great pleasure of a night at the Bedruthan hotel. With a big birthday in the family to celebrate and Father's day happening too I found a special 'one night only' deal at the hotel that was too good to resist. I've stayed at Bedruthan once before with a bunch of lovely fellow mums and we had a fab time, jumping in an ice cold swimming pool and having guilt free afternoon naps! I'm also familiar with it because we run our freehand machine embroidery courses there, stitching in such a beautiful location, what's not to love?!the boys in the jungle tumble the boys in the jungle tumble[/caption] This experience was set to be slightly different owing to the presence of two highly excitable infants who didn't know we were staying there until the big reveal, post lunch. But stop there, for LUNCH must be mentioned. Bedruthan had a special father's day menu consisting of one of the loveliest roasts known to woman, and I'm a veggie so praise indeed. Super friendly staff who genuinely seem happy to be there (and indeed many of the staff were the same as at my last visit, a year ago, always a good sign) made our lunch relaxing and enjoyable, with no worries about children climbing under the table and leaving a trail of destruction! "Living the dream"![/caption] After lunch we checked in, amidst sighs of 'oh mum, we are living the dream, this is epic"  from my eldest child, and general excitement from the younger. The afternoon passed in a happy haze of swimming (or drowning with that roast so recently consumed!), snack dinner for the boys, lounging whilst the kids played in the soft play and then had story time in the ball room, and general pleasantness until bedtime beckoned. But the fun didn't have to stop there. Once said children were in bed we were able to take advantage of the listening service provided free of charge where reception listen to your room and alert you if they hear any noise, the youngest must have fallen out of bed quietly as we didn't get  a call for that but he survived and carried on sleeping happily on the floor! the ballroom the ballroom.

    What a treat to go for dinner and a cocktail whilst the kids have had a fab time too! And the food was beautiful, we ate in the Wild Cafe for all our meals but there is also a 'fine dining' restaurant called The Herrings, which looks lovely too, we just really like the Wild Cafe! The next morning we awoke to good looking surf (and so happy husband!) and one of the best breakfast buffets known to child (and it's parents!) Big child had a game plan and made sure he didn't overeat any one thing so that he could fit plenty of choice, hence only one bowl from the giant coco pop dish, 'I have to leave room for my fry-up mum!' We then spent a lovely day relaxing, enjoying the pool once more and the outside play area and a bit more jungle tumble in the soft play. can we stay here?! can we stay here?!

    And after a lovely lunch, only slightly interrupted by the promise that, if any one of us spotted a dolphin or a whale we could stay another night - those of you with children will understand how hard it was to peel their faces from the windows with the sea views!- we bid a sad farewell to our home for the night and made the journey home, with promises that we could come back one day! In fact I'm going back next weekend for a bread making course with Baker Tom which I am very excited about and will report back on. You too could head there, take a look at Bedruthan's website and all the fab breaks they offer, including one more date this year with our very own Poppy Treffry! You can stay at the hotel, enjoy their breakfast buffet, lovely food and swim and spa plus learn a fab new skill from a variety of talented teachers. As the big child said 'That is living the dream. It's not good... It's epic!!!'